Connecticut Children’s Foundation Blog

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation Blog contains the latest division news, patient success stories and featured events. Check back regularly to see what our donors, patients and care providers have been doing.

The Greatest Gift

Categories: Medical Center News, Patient Families
While his youngest patients sometimes refer to him as “Santa Claus”–or “Santa Claus’ brother”–Dr. Paul Kanev’s compassion, expertise and skill as a pediatric neurosurgeon are the life-saving gifts he delivers year-round. In a medical career spanning four decades, Dr. Kanev has treated more than 10,000 children, including trauma victims, children with spine or craniofacial malformations …

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QTHON Opens New Doors for Patient Family

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
For at least two patients of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, the annual QTHON Miracle Network Dance Marathon has been a life-changing experience. QTHON has raised nearly $720,000 in support of patient care at Connecticut Children’s over the past seven years. But as the kids’ parents, Heather and Chris, can attest, the student-run event has been …

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What Connecticut Children’s Means to Me

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
Guest blog written by Kailey Cox, Co-Executive Director, HuskyTHON 2019 When I was 5, I asked for food for Christmas. I loved to eat. If I ever had a tantrum and wouldn’t stop crying, my parents knew just the trick: food. Fast forward 11 years, and my relationship with food changed completely. One day, during …

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$1.5 Million Gift Will Help Kids Like Jack

Categories: Donor Story, Medical Center News, Partners in Caring
A pediatric outpatient dialysis center at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center would have been beneficial for a child like Jack. His mother, Cara Regan, knows only too well how much a center geared toward children is needed in Connecticut. Even before Jack was born four years ago, Cara and her husband, Jon, knew her son was …

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Pajamas to the Rescue

Categories: Events, Partners in Caring
“You never think it’s going to happen to you.” Until it does. For Michelle and Matthew Blume and their daughter Hannah, what “happened” in 2014 was as unexpected as it was surreal. “Hannah had this little bump on her knee,” Michelle says. “She found it; I never even saw it. It was no bigger than …

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